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Poster: He Live's Date: Jun 3, 2008 8:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Good QUESTION.... allow me.....


this is a fluid and dynamic version of the Dead's most TEXTURAL improvisational piece. PLAYIN IN THE BAND, jazz bent, exploratory, heavily reliant on propulsive rhythm, TRUCKIN' with its excursions into blues-drenched trippery and THE OTHER ONE -- muscley and aggressive, acid-drenched, evoking the Kesey crew in its EDGINESS.... these are The Dead's main, big time improvisatory vehicles and then there's DARK STAR, like a tone poem, it is a probing of the emotional capacities of the performers, along the lines of Albert Ayler and Ornette Coleman -- music made from scratch in the moment.... the melodic material they begin with is thin and whispy, they begin with footsteps and intentions and percussion backing, they work their way into it and follow the muse -- sometimes it is dark and doesnt make any sense, other times they are like masters of The Raga and lightning strikes.... and there are brushes with greatness.....

it helps if you see the video maybe -- but this is one of their ALL TIME versions....

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 3, 2008 10:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The look on Jerrys face...

"let me tell you a joke about a naked dancing man.......what..........?............
OOhhh, there is one right behind me, isn't there?"

and I thank you He Lives for shedding some light on the sun. &nice pic.
Lets not deny the obvious here on yet another relative subject.

Oh forget it. Im off to start a thread bashing 4-17-72 Tivolis Big RxR Blues ..............excuse me